By cannily crafting a narrative of prison redemption and recruiting appealing front woman (and Martha look-alike) Susan Lyne, the Martha Stewart empire may have saved itself from its founder’s mistakes. But what happens when the boss comes back
The firing of four producers over the Bush National Guard story has CBS News staff asking how the higher-ups got away clean—and marveling at Les Moonves’s bluff over his post-Rather plans. By David Blum.
Mark Gimein reevaluates the woman behind the scandal.
Two Brothers and a Slingshot
The twentysomethings who laid CBS News low.
After a dicey start, the country’s only gay high school has started to get its act together. But now a lawsuit filed by a state senator and supported by Evangelicals threatens to close Harvey Milk down—and some gay-rights advocates say that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
During David Kirchner’s quest to buy the perfect Park Slope apartment, he broke into an abandoned building, lost his girlfriend, and traveled 4,000 miles to make a deal with the family that held the deed to his dream. A tale of real-estate obsession.
Custom-stitched linens, plus Stella McCartney’s Adidas line
Duncan Sheik spends an imaginary $30,000 on vintage microphones and yoga retreats
Featuring a “German Quentin Crisp”
From hand-carved Cartiers to Duane Reade ballpoints, a guide to pens
Avant-garde socializing with Soy Bomb
Détente between co-op boards and brokers
Store openings this week
Sarah Pinto of H&M
“Cookie” lingerie set
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Greek cuisine at the Upper West Side’s deservedly popular Onera
A black-truffle recipe from a Ducasse chef
Week of Jan. 31, 2005: Plate, Della Rovere, and English Is Italian. Plus, a glorious choucroute.
Compass Yet Again? Can I Trust You?
Un-blinglike uses of Navan, hip-hop’s cognac du jour
Sukhadia’s is a gift to midtown vegetarians.
New York’s no New Orleans, but that’s no reason not to get in the bead-slinging swing come February 8.
For a nonpartisan—and slightly less sloppy—Super Bowl Sunday, skip the cheese steaks and lobster rolls and order in some spicy chicken wings.
Handicapping the Kennedy auction at Sotheby’s
Irv Gotti’s dirty laundry, Melania Knauss's best dress man, Daniel Boulud on B’way, and more.
Although the iniquitous were mostly out of town New York was hit by blows of fire and ice that felt like divine retribution.
Cesar Pelli, Bernard Tschumi, Rafael Viñoly, and others on Philip Johnson’s monumental achievements
Hilary Swank’s boxing coach
Last month, the minimum wage in New York State rose from $5.15 to $6 an hour. Jada Yuan spoke with several minimum-wage workers about the change.
David Barton picks a new gym
Pataki stiffs the city so he can sustain his fiscally tough, tax-slashing rep with the national GOP. And Bloomberg is too polite to do anything about it.
The Culture Pages
Big-time actor Philip Seymour Hoffman runs one of New York’s smallest (and coolest) theater companies.
Sundance buzz proves unreliable
Hal Hartley on trying to get his audience back
New Yorkers who were robbed of Oscar nominatins.
Sutton Foster is the only highlight of the awful Little Women
The New Group’s revival of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly confirms it as a major play, so absorbing bit by bit that by the time its three hours seem overlong, it is over.
Torture moves from dramas to the nightly news and back
The art of procuring Taxicab Confessions
Manhattan fixture Antony’s favorite subject is, of all things, nature
Marianne Faithfull goes to the ballet with Mick Jagger
The Iron Curtain rises on twentieth-century Soviet music
This week at BAM, the busy composer David Lang premieres Amelia, a furiously athletic pointe-driven work.
More than 40 hours of hard-to-find live performances, featuring singers and conductors you won’t hear anywhere else. But wait, there’s more.
The unjustly maligned work of the late Heather Lewis.
What the Audience Really Thought about NBCC Nominations Party (vs. National Book Awards)
Performance artist Mike Albo and his partner, Virginia Heffernan, just published a comic novel about a classic New York phenomenon: a pseudo-friend whose backhanded compliments destroy the hero’s self-confidence.
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